Nerdcore Rising- September 18th

nerdcorerisingNerdcore Rising (2008)
English- Documentary
Not Rated
Runtime- 79 min
dir. Negin Farsad and Kim Gatewood

I was definitely unfamiliar with the territory as far as what this doc covered, so it was certainly informative if nothing else.

Story/Writing: 1/2

The plot focuses around the premiere tour of MC Frontalot, A.K.A. ex-web designer Damian Hess. This is interspersed with interviews of people who are well-known in the niche genre of music known as “nerdcore”. A type of hip-hop incorporating geeky and tech lingo and jokes, nerdcore has become a popular type of music among the only audience that would understand the lyrics.

Acting: 1.5/2

Frontalot and his group are certainly colorful characters, if a little strange. The interviews are natural, but infrequent.

Photography/Set: .5/2

Not great. Most of the footage quality is sub-par, even for a movie about a concert tour.

Sound/FX: 1.5/2

The sound quality is good, which is definitely a must for a film like this. The titling and video effects are passable, and do their job of adding that extra touch of cheekiness that a film like this needs.

Misc: 1/2

Too short. They ran out of interesting things to talk about, I suppose. It would have fit in easier as a TV special somewhere.

VERDICT: 5.5/10

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